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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017, All Day @ Heritage Aquatic Center

    Want to learn skills that will help you save lives? Become a certified lifeguard.

    Prerequisite: Minimum age 15. Successful skills test, which includes 300-yard continuous swim; a 10-pound brick retrieval from a 7- to 10-foot depth of water followed by a 20-yard return carrying the brick; and treading water for two minutes without using hands. Test must be completed one week before class or must have instructor approval.

    Successful completion of the course will result in American Red Cross Life Guard/First Aid, CPR-Professional Rescuer, and AED certifications.

    Register in-person at Heritage Aquatic Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., Irving, TX. Contact Aquatic Coordinator Daniel Farran at (469) 446-0201 or Chris Trevino at (469) 435-1626 for more information.

    * Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. “Quanah,” Lyric Stage

    April 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017, All Day @ Carpenter Hall

    Lyric Stage presents the world premiere of this historic Texas tale told through the words and music of Grammy Award winner Larry Gatlin. “Quanah” is the musical journey of the Comanche chief Quanah Parker and his mother Cynthia Ann Parker, who was kidnapped as a girl and raised by the Comanches as one of their own.

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    • 7:30 p.m. | April 28-29 and May 4-6 
    • 2:30 p.m. | April 30 and May 7

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  2. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day @ Irving Arts Center

    • Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker: “A Woman OF Two Worlds” and “A Man IN Two Worlds” | Carpenter Lobby | Through May 21
    • Tony Veronese: MFA Thesis Exhibition (University of Dallas) | Focus Gallery | Through May 21
    • Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape | Dupree Lobby | Through July 9
    • 32nd Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through June 3
    • Duoc Le: MFA Thesis Exhibition (University of North Texas) | Focus Gallery | May 27-June 18
    Free guided gallery tours are now offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.

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  3. JumpstART – Moms are Amazing!

    May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Suite 200

    Explore new stories and fun art projects on the first Thursday of each month during this creative story time that combines art and children’s literature. Create a take-home art project for Mother’s Day, and then browse the galleries as part of this fun morning activity.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    May 4, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Conversation tables are available for English language learners to practice conversational skills in a friendly and informal environment.

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  2. Mining the Riches: Genealogy for Beginners

    May 4, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    Interested in family history? Learn techniques to solving genealogical puzzles during a three-part series of classes with genealogy coaches Kelly and Zella Grieve. During this first session find out about research and record organization, research logs and forms, and online educational resources for family history. Kelly Grieve is a former adjunct professor at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Trivia on the Patio: May the Fourth Be With You

    May 4, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Patio

    Adults and teens 16 and up. Every other Thursday, join fellow trivia lovers for a friendly game show contest to see who really knows it all in a variety of topics, from world history to pop culture.

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Library Kids

  1. Discover with Me Interactive Play

    May 4, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Parents, caregivers and children ages 1 to 3 years are invited to a stimulating and educational series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a childcare specialist. The programs promote the role of parent as the child’s first teacher, and weekly topics include literacy and play, language development, nutrition, safety and child development.

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  2. Screen-Free Week: May the Fourth

    May 4, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    You won't have to visit a galaxy far, far away to enjoy Star Wars fun - join us for crafts, refreshments and more. Screen-Free Week from May 1-7 is a challenge by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. Participants are asked to spend less time with digital screens and more time offline with family and friends.

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  3. Screen-Free Week: May the Fourth

    May 4, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Dress as your favorite Star Wars character, watch the Star Warp puppet show presented by Le Theatre de Marionette and take home a goody bag. Screen-Free Week from May 1-7 is a challenge by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. Participants are asked to spend less time with digital screens and more time offline with family and friends.

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Meetings

  1. Planning and Development Committee

    May 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  2. City Council Meeting

    May 4, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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Police Department

  1. CLASS FULL: Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems Class

    May 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - May 4, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Police and Fire Training Academy

    Open to all females ages 10 and older living, working or visiting the DFW area, the focus of the RAD class is realistic self-defense techniques. The course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and then progresses to the basics of hands-on self-defense training.

    RAD is designed to engage participants in a series of hands-on, realistic, self-defense tactics and reinforce the power of the voice.

    The course is taught by Irving police and detention officers who are nationally certified RAD instructors. RAD Instructor Krista King explains one main goal for the participants is learning to be vigilant.

    A parent/legal guardian must be present the first day of class to sign waivers for participants under 18 years old, unless prior arrangements are made. Participants should bring their own snacks and drinks during the class. Space is limited. Walk-ins are not accepted; all participants must preregister.

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